Monday, March 6, 2017

22 Meses

Hey Everyone!

Elder Gòmez and I keep on working in the great cause.  Our main man, Miguel, is doing great.  He has come to church with us the last three weeks.  Also this past week he invited us to eat dinner with him.  Whenever someone invites us to eat it is a great sign.  He made us a ton of fish.  We also helped him prepare the foundation for a wall that he is building in his yard.  We are gaining some confidence.
We have been focusing a lot on teaching youth lately.  Most of the converts in the church get baptized between the ages of 9-25.  The youth are either really receptive or really hard hearted.  Well this week we found a lot of hard hearted ones.  It has made me reflect and see how grateful I am to have been raised in the gospel.  It also made me think of a scripture: Alma 32: 16 ``Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe.``  At one point or another in our lives we will face circumstances that will humble us,  but it is just better to choose to be humble in the first place.  
We also had zone conference this week.  President Pèrez is basically my hero.  His famous motto is ``We need to have faith in Christ and in His Atonement.``  That is the answer to every problem, trial, and difficulty that we will face in this life. ``DyC 89: 18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; 19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; 20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint. 21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.``  All of these blessings are ours only if we apply the blood of the lamb of God.  The blood of the lamb protected the children of Israel, and the blood of the lamb will protect us too.  I know that Christ lives.  He loves us and He cares for us.  We only have to accept Him and apply His Atonement into our lives.  
Like always,  I love you all tons!  Til next week.

Elder Maynard
Misiòn Argentina Santa Fe
 DyC 128: 22 Hermanos, ¿no hemos de seguir adelante en una causa tan grande? Avanzad, en vez de retroceder. ¡Valor, hermanos; e id adelante, adelante a la victoria! ¡Regocíjense vuestros corazones y llenaos de alegría! ¡Prorrumpa la tierra en canto¡

 Putting tar on a roof

 The crew

 Zone conference food
 The worst selfie that I have ever taken
 Saying goodbye to some great missionaries.
 A plate of heaven.
 My boy Elder Gifford!! See you later!

Check this bad boy out 

 My opening cell phone message 😏

Some service projects

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